THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The President welcomes the safe release of the Americans who were held hostage in Lima and renews his call for the immediate release of all who continue to be held in the Japanese Ambassador?s residence.
The United States expresses its great appreciation to the Government of President Fujimori for the support and consideration given to the Americans who were held, to their families, and to the entire American community in Peru. The United States will continue its close consultations with Peru, Japan, and all concerned governments on this situation.